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orb

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noun \ˈȯrb\

Simple Definition of orb

  • : something (such as a planet, the sun, or the moon) that is shaped like a ball

  • : a gold ball with a cross on top that is carried by a king or queen on formal occasions as a symbol of power and justice

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of orb

  1. 1 :  any of the concentric spheres in old astronomy surrounding the earth and carrying the celestial bodies in their revolutions

  2. 2 archaic :  something circular :  circle, orbit

  3. 3 :  a spherical body; especially :  a spherical celestial object

  4. 4 :  eye

  5. 5 :  a sphere surmounted by a cross symbolizing kingly power and justice

Examples of orb in a sentence

  1. The moon was a silvery orb.

  2. <out of the countless celestial orbs twirling in space, the planet Earth remains the only one we can call home, so perhaps we should take care of it>



Origin of orb

Middle English, from Middle French orbe, from Latin orbis circle, disk, orb


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with orb


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orb

verb

Definition of orb

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form into a disk or circle

  3. 2 archaic :  encircle, surround, enclose

  4. intransitive verb
  5. archaic :  to move in an orbit



1600

First Known Use of orb

1600


ORB Defined for Kids

orb

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noun \ˈȯrb\

Definition of orb for Students

  1. :  something in the shape of a ball (as a planet or the eye)





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